Cruisin' OC

May 17-18-19-20, 2018


Show Hours:

  • Thursday 9am-5pm
  • Friday 9am-5pm
  • Saturday 9am-5pm
  • Sunday 9am-3pm


  • Inlet Parking Lot (809 South Atlantic Ave)
  • Convention Center (4001 Coastal Highway)


$10/day Thursday & Sunday
$15/day Friday & Saturday
Children under 14 are free with an adult.
(Tickets good at Inlet & Convention Center)

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28th Annual Cruisin' Ocean City

May 17-18-19-20, 2018


28th Annual Cruisin' Ocean City
May 17-18-19-20, 2018

Get ready for one of the hottest hot rod shows on the East Coast, the 28th  Annual Cruisin Ocean City, as it returns to the beachside resort town of Ocean City Maryland, May 17-18-19-20. This nationally recognized event attracts more than 3,000 customs, hot rods, street machines, classics and more from over 20 states plus Canada.

Lots of car shows and vendors will be taking place at the Convention Center Parking Lot and the Inlet Parking Lot, plus several more car shows will be taking place at various business locations in and around Ocean City.

New this year an additional location will be added to Cruisin at the US 13 Dragway, in Delmar DE, just a quick drive from OC MD.  Events will take place Friday and Saturday during Cruisin weekend including burnout contests, no prep racing, test and tunes and lots more.  Plus see Jet Dragsters from Larsen's Motorsports and Nitro Injected Dragsters from East Coast Fuelers. For additional information visit takinittothestrip.com

Special Guest at this year's Cruisin, meet Rob Wolfe, from the hit tv show American Pickers. Rob will be at the event Friday inside the OC Convention Center 11-4 and Saturday at the Beachside Inlet 11-4 signing autographs and posing for pictures. Also joining the fun, from the classic show "Bewitched" meet Erin Murphy best known for her role as Tabitha. Erin will be at the event Friday at the Inlet 11-4 and Saturday inside the OC Convention Center 11-4 meeting and greeting fans plus talking about all the fun they had on the show. Adding to the excitement, from the hit shows Overhaulin, PowerNation and Power Block, Courtney Hansen wil be at the event. Courtney will be at the U.S. 13 Dragway event on Saturday and at the Beachside Inlet Sunday from 11-1.

Taking the stage during Cruisin, Rock & Rolls finest, Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone, Thursday, May 17th inside the OC Performing Arts Center.  Noone's performances are packed with legendary hits that defined a generation, including "I'm Henry VIII, I Am," "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daugher," "There's A Kind of Hush," "I'm Into Something Good" and many more!  Tickets go on sale soon at Ticketmaster 1-800-551-SEAT or click here.

Express Auctioneers will be returning to Cruisin Ocean City Thursday, May 17th and Friday, May 18th for the OC Collector Car Auction inside the OC Convention Center. For more information on buying or selling a vehicle please call #410-365-2759, #386-956-0958 or visit OCCollectorCars.com.

Some of the country’s top national names will be showcasing their products in manufacturers midway at the Inlet Parking Lot including Advance Auto Parts, AMSOIL, Axalta, Barrett-Jackson, Chevy Performance, COMP Performance, Covercraft, CVF Racing, Detroit Speed, Drive Source, Flaming River, Flex Seal, GEICO, Goodmark, Grundy, Krietz Auto, March Performance, Meguiar's, Miller Electric, Mothers Polish, PPG, QA1, Ride Tech, Ron Francis Wiring, Slide-Lok, Speed Unlimited, Sundance Vacations, USA Lift and Wissel and Walsh.  At the Convention Center be sure to visit Treasured Motorcar Services and Wilwood Engineering plus there will be vendors both inside and outside of the OC Convention Center selling automotive merchandise along with arts & crafts, jewelry, t-shirts and many other specialty items.  A Swap Meet will tkae place Friday and Saturday inside the Convention Center.  Additional vendors will be at the US 13 Dragway location.  For vendor opportunities or Swap Meet information please call 410-798-6304 or email Jacklyn@specialeventpro.com.

Friday night cruise on over to Ocean Downs Casino for a party under the stars!  There will be live music music from Golden Touch from 7pm-10pm plus the 4th Annual Pin Up Contest with be at 8pm.  To register for the Pin-Up Contest email Jacklyn@specialeventpro.com.  There will be cash and trophy awards plus lots of give-aways!

Saturday night make sure to check out the Trimper's Family Fun Night, 8pm-10pm at Trimper Amusements along the Inlet parking lot.  There will be a neon light show at 9pm plus select rides will be open!

Additional Cruisin Ocean City highlights are the special Boardwalk Parades that will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. Staging beings at 26th street on the boardwalk and the parades begin at 8am from North Division Street going south to the inlet.

On Sunday the Grand Finale Awards will take place at the Beachside Inlet. Before Cruisin comes to an end there will be more than 500 trophies, plaques and awards presented plus over 3,000 giveaways.

There is so much to see and do at this year's event so make sure to mark your calendars for May 17-18-19-20, 2018 and cruise on down to Ocean City Maryland for the 27th Annual Cruisin Ocean City.

Keep checking back for updates and announcements!  Schedule subject to change.

For additional information email infoevent@specialeventpro.com or call 410-798-6304.

For vendor information email Jacklyn@specialeventpro.com.


Maryland Motor Vehicle Law and the Town of Ocean City Ordinance state that no loud noise from a vehicle may be heard at a distance of 50 feet from the vehicle at any time.

The town of Ocean City has a trailer parking ordinance which prohibits trailer parking on city streets from May 1st – October 31st.  Any Cruisin participants that will be parking a trailer on city streets will need a trailer parking permit.  For more information on trailer parking please click here. When making your reservations please check with your hotel or condor to see if they provide trailer parking.  For a trailer parking permit application please click here.

For additional OC ordinances please click here.  

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May 17-18-19-20, 2018


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Cruisin' Ocean City Gallery

Cruisin' Ocean City
May 17-18-19-20, 2018
Ocean City, Maryland

This event is open to Rods, Customs and Classics 1976 and earlier.
ALL VEHICLES MUST BE STREET LEGAL with current state tags, licensed and insured (no motorcycles or scooters). NO EXCESSIVELY LOUD EXHAUST SYSTEMSThis event is limited to approximately 3,000 vehicles and sells out. The Entry Fee includes Driver, 1 Adult Passenger and Children under 14. Additional event passenger/guest passes may be purchased for $25 each in advance. (The entry fee minus processing fee is refundable with written request prior to March 1, 2016.) You do not have to be present all 4 days to be eligible for trophies, event plaques, sponsor awards or merchandise give-aways. Parades will be restricted and limited based on car count and time restrictions. Activities are subject to change. Parking is limited at all locations. The police take a very active and pro safety role in this event. You must drive responsibly and obey the laws at all times.

Hat Pins & Dash Plaques to all Participants.
Locations include Inlet Parking Lot, Convention Center, plus various other shows.

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*Please note, all participants will be required to show vehicle registration at check in.

Advance Entry Fee...$60

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The exhibitor hereby applies to this event and will at all times comply with all rules, regulations and policies of the event producers. Neither Special Event Productions, Inc., the Town of Ocean City, producers, sponsors, support personnel or anyone else connected with the presentation of this event shall be responsible or liable for any loss, injury or damage incurred. In consideration of this entry, entrant agrees to the use of their name, photo and/or vehicle photo for publicity and/or advertising. Any poor behavior, irresponsible driving and/or conduct deemed objectionable to the event's well being may result in participant being denied any further involvement in the event and/or future events. All participants are responsible for their own proper insurance. Event credentials are non-transferable without written permission of event management. Schedule/activities are subject to change.

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